Rodrigo Andrade Alves

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The authors present their experience with the follow-up of 60 cases of Crohn's disease, from 1970 until 1998, in the city of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais state, a county of the Southeast region of Brazil, and analyse the epidemiology of disease to improve the understanding of its behaviour in the country. The incidence rates increased greatly in the last 28(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES Anemia is the most frequent extraintestinal complication of inflammatory bowel disease. This study aimed to: 1) determine the prevalence of anemia among patients with inflammatory bowel disease; 2) investigate whether routine laboratory markers are useful for diagnosing anemia; and 3) evaluate whether any association exists between(More)
Acute pancreatitis is one of the complications associated with severe primary and secondary hypertriglyceridemia. The frequency of hypertriglyceridemia in patients with pancreatitis ranges from 4 to 53%. The elevation in serum triglycerides probably induces the release of free fatty acids, responsible for the pancreatic damage. During a three year study,(More)
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